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No one should be as rich as Elon Musk

The reactions to Elon Musk’s billionaire status are evidence that far too many South Africans have not fully grasped the destructive consequences of inequality. Entrepreneur...

Buy local to support the South African economy

Building a domestic market for local goods not only creates employment, but also makes South Africa a more resilient market forc

Why Covid likely won’t change the plight of community health workers

In the absence of action from the health department, South Africa’s community health workers are once again having to fight for their rights, with a nationwide strike planned from 9 November.

Constitutional Court ruling on restructuring dispute is good for employers

A judgment from the apex court empowers employers to change their workers’ contracts — without consultation

It’s time for a Green New Eskom

A better future for all South Africans is possible if we pursue a swift path to renewable energy

L’Oréal workers demand a shutdown of local plant, citing Covid-19 exposure

The French cosmetics company’s Midrand plant has recorded 16 Covid-19 cases in two weeks

An inconvenient truth: Virus presents symptoms of socio-economic injustice

The speed at which substantial wealth was given shows that investment in transformation and justice does not enjoy the same humanitarian response

A chance to ‘reimagine South Africa’

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to announce the government's long-awaited economic stimulus plan to deal with the effects of Covid-19. The key will be getting loans for a stimulus without ‘selling’ the country.

Ferrero workers challenge zero hours contracts

Chocolate factory workers say employment contracts without guaranteed working hours have had devastating consequences for their lives. Now, they’re fighting back

Workers rally to a different flag

The realignment of the labour landscape is a positive step towards blue-collar empowerment.

Labour puzzled by lockout spike

Shutting down to ‘starve’ workers into submission is rare, but the tactic appears to be on the rise.

Shotgun approach hurts co-ops

The department and unions gunned blindly for suspect worker groups, causing collateral damage to all.

Little hope in silent epidemic

Thousands of miners with chronic diseases associated with their work may never get paid the compensation owed to them.

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